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Have you ever wondered what the Columbia Police Officers do all day and why they appear at various locations, running radar?  You can find answers to this questions and questions like it by enrolling in the Citizen's Police Academy.

You'll get hands-on instruction from expert officers from all over the department and you'll get plenty of opportunies to ask questions.  The goal is to give you a better understanding of police work and a greater awareness fo the daily challenges faced by your community police officers.

Students will learn about

  • Community Policing

  • Use of Force

  • Communications Center (911)

  • Police Region/Police Division Overviews

  • P.A.C.E

  • Chaplaincy

  • Traffic

  • Bomb Squad

  • Narcotics / Gangs

  • Internal Affairs

  • Youth Services

  • Drug Suppression

  • K-9

  • S.W.A.T

  • Ride-Along

  • Plus much more...

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